Java - equals() Method


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Description

The method determines whether the Number object that invokes the method is equal to the object that is passed as an argument.

Syntax

public boolean equals(Object o)

Parameters

Here is the detail of parameters −

  • Any object.

Return Value

  • The method returns True if the argument is not null and is an object of the same type and with the same numeric value. There are some extra requirements for Double and Float objects that are described in the Java API documentation.

Example

public class Test { 

   public static void main(String args[]) {
      Integer x = 5;
      Integer y = 10;
      Integer z =5;
      Short a = 5;

      System.out.println(x.equals(y));  
      System.out.println(x.equals(z)); 
      System.out.println(x.equals(a));
   }
}

This will produce the following result −

Output

false
true
false

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